Wayne W. Wolery, 86, a Joplin farmer, who enjoyed horses and cattle, hunting and fishing, and spending time with people, died at the Chester hospital on Monday.
A memorial service will be 2 p. m. Friday at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Joplin. A reception will follow at Kjos Hall. Cremation arrangements are by Rockman Funeral Chapel, Chester.
Survivors are two daughters, Diane (Roger) Johnson of Groton, S.D., and Helen (Scott) Turner of Portland, Ore. ; two sons, Ken (Nyda) Wolery of Columbus and Paul (Nancy) Wolery of Inverness; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Elvyn Wolery of Chester and Lloyd Wolery of Joplin. Wayne was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Betty Jo LaValley, in 2011.